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Kola Peninsula 10-day Ski Touring Trip, Russia

Do you want to explore the Kola Peninsula, a remote northern corner of the world? Then join Ivan, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, in this 10-day ski touring trip!

Duration10 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Description

The Khibiny mountains are almost unknown to western tourists. This mountain range lies in the Kola Peninsula’s heart, north of the Polar Circle. Its highest point is Mount Udychvumchorr (1200 m). I invite you to join me on an unforgettable 10-day ski touring trip in this spectacular destination in Russia.

The sight of the mountains is unforgettable due to the traces that the Ice Age left, as immense circuses, granite outcrops and canyons remain. Many apatite mines can be found near the town of Kirovsk, which is a downhill ski resort. The inhabitants of Kirovsk are very proud of the botanical garden, which is the most northernmost botanical garden in the whole world.

From February until late April, which is the ski touring season, the temperatures during the day can be 10C. However, the nights are cold, with temperatures reaching -25C. The days are long during this part of the year, making it very pleasant to ski.

On this trip we will go across mountainous and open countryside, where the altitude oscillates between 200 and 1000 metres. We will organise night bivouacs either in heated tents or in huts in the forest areas. As an experienced guide, I will accompany you during this trip and make you discover the beauty and wilderness of this polar environment.

The trip includes some days where you can visit St. Petersburg, which in my opinion is amongst the most beautiful cities in the world.

Does this ski touring trip in the Kola peninsula along with a visit to St. Petersburg sound interesting to you? If it does, then please contact me a request for more information!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I’m not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

Accommodation

We will sleep in a hotel at St. Petersburg and in a hut during the ski touring part of the trip.

More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people. The price includes accommodation, transfers and meals during the Kola region portion of the trip. In the other parts of the trip, this is not included. For your information approximate prices: - Train St Petersburg - Apatity: €95 - Flight Murmansk - St Petersburg: €130

Meeting point

We will meet in St. Petersburg.

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Itinerary

Day 1: St Petersburg

Arrival at St Petersburg. Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 2: Train to Apatity

Boarding the train from St Petersburg to Apatity in a bed-van. Overnight in train.

Day 3: Huelpor

Arrival at Apatity and transfer to Kirovsk. Move to Kuelpat, Ramzay-Sever hut. Ski tour at the Khibiny mountains (snow scooters for luggage). Overnight in hut.

Day 4 to 7: Kola ski tour program

South Rischor (1185 m), North Chorgorr pass (1080 m), Putellichorr (1165 m), Chasnochor (1191 m), Marchenko (1020 m), Kaskasniunchorr (1180 m), Petrelius pass.

Day 8: Kirovsk

Return to Kirovsk skiing (snow scooters for luggage from Kuelpor hut to Kirovsk). Bus transfer to Murmansk. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 9: St Petersburg

Morning flight from Murmansk to St Petersburg. Transfer to hotel. Sightseeing in St Petersburg. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 10: Flight back chome

Transfer to the airport, flight back home.


About the guide

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I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1026 each

Group of 2

EUR 1026 each

Group of 3

EUR 1026 each

Group of 4

EUR 1026 each

Group of 5

EUR 1026 each

Group of 6

EUR 1026 each

Group of 7

EUR 1026 each

Group of 8

EUR 1026 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

Price details

• THE PRICE INCLUDES: Lodging in the "Ramzay-Sever" hut according to the program - All transfers in the Kola region according to the program - Snow scooters Kirovsk — Kuelpor hut and back to Kirovsk (ONLY for luggage transportation) - Full board during stay in the Kola region - 1 certified mountain guide - Necessary permits and registration -Administrative fees in Kola region.cost of visa. THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: International flight to & from St-Petersburg - Hotel accommodation and transfers in St. Petersburg - Accommodation in Murmansk hotels (DBL with breakfast/diner) - Train St. Petersburg – Apatity (from 95 EUR/pax) - Flight Murmansk - St. Petersburg (from 130 EUR/pax) - Sauna (50 EUR per grp, 2 hours) - Snow scooters for participants (75 EUR, 1 scooter for 3 pax) - Insurance- Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost - Personal expenses, alcohol.


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